Blake chosen as finalist

Katelyn Blake, age 6, has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss Ohio Pageant to be held July 18 and 19 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus. The pageant is for girls ages 4-6. The newly crowned Miss Princess Ohio will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, bouquet of roses and air transportation to compete in the national pageant at Disneyland in California. She has the chance to represent the great state of Ohio for one year. She will also tour Hollywood and receive a modeling scholarship.

Pageants are held for girls ages 4 to 18, in five different age groups. Contestants compete in four overall categories including Formal Wear Modeling, Personal Introduction, Interview and Community Service Project. National American Miss also offers optional contests such as the Top Model Search, Talent, Actress and much more.

NAM is dedicated to celebrating America’s greatness and encouraging its future leaders. Each year, the pageant awards thousands in scholarships and prizes to assist in the development of young ladies nationwide. All activities are age-appropriate and family-oriented.

The NAM pageant system is the largest in the nation. The focus of this organization is to create future leaders and to equip them with real-world skills to make their dreams a reality. The program is based on inner beauty, as well as poise and presentation, and offers an “All-American spirit of fun for family and friends.” Emphasis is placed on the importance of gaining self-confidence and learning new skills, such as good attitudes about competition, as well as setting and achieving personal goals. Families interested in learning more can visit

Miss Blake’s activities include modeling, riding bikes, coloring, swimming, reading and spending time with her family and friends. Her sponsors include Meyer Rentals LLC, Cosgray Digital Media, Photography by Randall Roberts, Jim Elliott and Kim Meddles.